YZO Blog

  • 10.08.2015

    Queerstory nominated for Heritage Toronto Award!

    We are pleased to announce that Queerstory – a geolocative app and interactive documentary that maps the key sites of Toronto’s vibrant LGBTQ history – has been nominated in the media category for a Heritage Toronto Award. The awards ceremony is at the beautiful Koerner Hall at 273 Bloor Street West, Tuesday October 13th at 7:30 PM .

  • 06.27.2014

    Queerstory at Toronto World Pride Community Streetfair

    Join us at the World Pride Community Streetfair on Alexander Street near Church. Friday June 27: 6PM to 9PM Saturday June 28: 6PM to 9PM Sunday June 29: 6PM to 9PM download the free LGBTQ locative history app at: queerstory.ca

  • 06.25.2014

    Queerstory display at Toronto City Hall

    YZO is presenting a display of Queerstory – a free locative LGBTQ history app – at the WorldPride City Hall Rotunda exhibit alongside the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives (CLGA) display of timeline panels of significant LGBTQ communities and events. June 23 – 29, 2014 8:30AM – 4:30 PM Toronto City Hall 100 Queen Street West

  • 08.10.2013

    Bye Bye Blue Bird Building

    The Blue Bird Building, located in what was once the heart of Toronto’s thriving garment district near Spadina Avenue and Adelaide Street, was recently demolished to make way for yet another condo in an area undergoing major transformation with numerous developments under construction. The Blue Bird Building was a point of interest in TXTilecity, a mobile locative […]

  • 02.01.2013

    Subtle Technologies 2013: Call for Submissions

    The folks at Subtle Technologies are looking for submissions that will live forever for their 2013 festival which explores the art and science of immortality: “Our 2013 festival takes place on June 8th and 9th at various venues throughout Toronto. In 2013 we will be exploring the theme of Immortality. Through history, concepts of immortality […]

  • 12.24.2012

    Season’s Greetings

    Season’s Greetings from all of us at YZO! Om Shanti كل عام وأنتم بخير – Arabic Chinese (Cantonese) – 祝聖誕節快樂 Chinese (Mandarin) – 祝圣诞节快乐 Danish – Glædelig Jul og Godt Nytår Dutch – Prettige feestdagen Fijian – Bula Vinaka Finnish – Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta French – Joyeuses fêtes German – Frohe Feiertage! […]

  • 10.22.2012

    signal_ networked art symposium

      SIGNAL (30 October-2 November 2012) brings together an internationally renowned group of artists, theorists, critics and curators to discuss the past, present and future of creative practice that employs network technologies. This symposium comes at a time when wireless technology spreads imagery and data like wildfire…the economy of networked devices is booming…regulatory bodies and […]

  • 10.19.2012

    SPLICE: At the Intersection of Art and Medicine

    Blackwood Gallery 24 October – 1 December 2012 Opening Reception: Wednesday 24 October 2012, 5 – 9pm Performance: Khadija Baker, My little voice can’t lie, 6pm A FREE shuttle departs from OCAD at 5pm and returns for 8pm to Mercer Union (1286 Bloor W., Toronto) for the start of the 7a*11d International Festival of Performance […]

  • 12.20.2011

    fontaine :: Anonymous Art in the Hive Mind

    December 20, 2011 – February 11, 2012 curated by Moritz Gaede Galerie ZK fontaine is a curatorial project born from a Facebook conversation, Galerie ZK presents a selection of anonymous artwork shared through the social networks in the fall of 2011. A revelation is blossoming in the hive mind, in the seepage and sharing of […]

  • 10.26.2011

    sorrybot – KD Thornton

    sorrybot Mcluhan assigned responsibility to the medium, the means of transmission of content. In Sorrybot, the medium is anthropomorphized… and the medium is sorry. The message is an apology. One for every person on earth. Sorrybot is sorry. Bio K.D. Thornton works with technologies: mechanical, electronic, biological and any others she might find interesting. Generally, […]